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Shumpert is the Knicks' only hope

Bockers are cooked unless Shump becomes a legit star, sooner rather than later

Updated: October 31, 2013, 2:11 AM ET
By Ian O'Connor | ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- Just like Patrick Ewing was locked inside Michael Jordan's prime, it seems Carmelo Anthony has no way out of LeBron James' Eastern Conference, no way to clear that path to a parade Ewing never cleared.

Not with this roster, anyway, the one that survived on opening night at the Garden after somehow blowing a 25-point lead to the faceless Milwaukee Bucks. Winners by a 90-83 count, the Knicks tried the solo-star-and-accomplished-supporting-cast approach last season, the formula ...

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